Dawn Bennett

Dawn Bennett: Co-founder

Dawn Bennett:Co-founder Dawn Bennett has been an advocate for children and teens throughout her career. As a basketball player and coach, gang prevention specialist and caseworker for the City of Seattle and Seattle Public Schools, Dawn has worked to support those who might otherwise fall through the education gaps. During her work on political campaigns and as a community organizer, she co-founded the Multicultural Education Rights Alliance (McERA) in 2011 with Kerry Cooley-Stroum to eliminate the school to prison pipeline through education and action. Dawn continues to work with teens and is Board Chair of the African American Leadership Forum and Board member on the UW School of Social Work Communities in Action Initiative.